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Nonbiological father faces child support payments

Many people in Missouri spend a large part of their life dreaming about when they will become a parent. In fact, one man in another state claims that he was thrilled to learn that his girlfriend was expecting. Because she claimed he was the father, he signed the birth certificate. Unfortunately, now he has found himself facing child support payments for a child that he has since learned is not biologically his.

Family law: Why some couples choose a postnuptial agreement

When a couple marries, it may be difficult to fully predict in what direction life will take them. In fact, their financial circumstances can quickly change -- either positively or negatively. As such, couples in Missouri who determined that a prenuptial agreement was not necessary prior to their marriage may ultimately decide that some sort of written agreement is necessary afterward. Fortunately, an attorney with experience with family law can help them understand the options available to them.

Family law issues: The role of a prenuptial agreement

The decision to marry is an important one. While most people in Missouri only think of the emotional implications of choosing to legally bind their lives with someone else, there are also financial concerns to consider as well. To help manage these concerns, some people seek guidance regarding a prenuptial agreement from an experienced family law attorney.

Seeking a child support or custody modification in Missouri

There are a variety of different reasons why a couple in Missouri might decide that it is in the best interests of their families to seek a divorce. Regardless of the specific reasoning, once that decision has been made, there are multiple others that must follow, including those involving child support or custody. However, as people's circumstances change, these agreements might also need modification.

Church attendance questioned in family law case

Parents in Missouri who remain in a loving and committed relationship often struggle to agree on how their children should be raised. While parenting styles can differ, so can ideals regarding in what religion the children should participate. These struggles to agree are often even more difficult when parents are no longer in a romantic relationship. In fact, questions regarding church attendance were recently raised in a family law case in another state.

More couples choose to seek a prenuptial agreement

When people are contemplating spending the rest of their lives together, they often have several important decisions to make. For many in Missouri, this includes considering whether a prenuptial agreement is necessary. While in the past, prenups have been primarily used by older couples who are entering a subsequent marriage, some family law professionals claim that younger people and those marrying for the first time are now utilizing this option. In fact, one attorney claims to have experienced a "tremendous upswing" of couples seeking a prenup over the last two decades.

Ruling issued in Miguel Cabrera's child support case

Certain athletes and other celebrities may want their names in the headlines in Missouri and across the country in praise of their efforts on the field or on the stage. However, much media attention has been paid to professional baseball player Miguel Cabrera for reasons other than his prowess at baseball. Recent reports indicate that his publicized child support case may be at an end.

Survey indicates more millennials seeking a prenuptial agreement

Those who have chosen to marry in Missouri and across the country have several decisions to make. Couples must decide where to live, what kind of wedding they wish to have and whether they wish to have children. Often, the decisions involve long-term planning, such as what happens should the marriage end in divorce? For these type of decisions, having a prenuptial agreement can be helpful.  

Seeking family law modification, enforcement in Missouri

Families can sometimes be complicated, especially those in which the parents are no longer in a romantic relationship. Often, these complications lead to disagreements that could result in litigation if no resolution can be found. Because of the high stakes nature of issues involving family law, many people in Missouri turn to Henry Miller and the law firm of Grant, Miller & Smith, LLC for guidance. With decades of combined legal experience, the firm has the knowledge and experience concerning a variety of different issues that can help those involved in disputes navigate through them.

Family law: Court affirms right to procreate in embryo case

When a couple in Missouri chooses to end their romantic relationship, there are often multiple decisions to make. However, when state laws have not caught up with current medical technology, courts are often asked to weigh in on some difficult family law matters, such as who receives custody of embryos the couple stored together. For example, an appeals court in another state has recently ruled that a woman's right to procreate trumps her ex-husband's desire not to.

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